Smooth CE 3.6 Review

The Smooth CE 3.6 offers some of the best warranties available alongside an excellent selection of workout programs. The only major downside to this elliptical is the lack of incline capability.

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The Good

Supports mySMOOTH Virtual Fitness Trainer

One really nice feature of the CE 3.6 that is unique to Smooth Fitness products is the mySMOOTH Virtual Fitness Trainer. Though the module costs extra, it may just be worth it to get access to all of mySMOOTH’s cool features. With this program, you can exercise on courses all around the world. As you go, actual video footage from that area will appear on the screen and the elliptical adjusts its resistance and incline to match the terrain. This program also allows you to track your workout progress over time, a very nice feature for anyone trying to reach a specific fitness goal. If you find exercising to be rather boring, the Smooth CE 3.6 is one elliptical you should look into. It just might change your mind.

Tons of onboard programs

When it comes to workout programs, the Smooth CE 3.6 has everything you could ask for. It offers the basics like interval and weight loss programs, as well as a manual mode. Heart rate workouts are designed to help users reach their target heart rates and may be useful to some. One really great feature of the Smooth CE 3.6 is the random workout option. If you get bored with all the other programs available, the random program may be just what you need to keep you motivated. And for those who choose to purchase the mySMOOTH Virtual Fitness Trainer, these are just the beginning. This program allows users to access even more workouts, and with courses all over the world, you are sure to find one that interests you.

Nice console features

The Smooth CE 3.6 has a lot of spectacular features, several of which can be found on the console. This elliptical has a chest pulse sensor, which provides an easy and accurate way to measure your heart rate during your workout, and a reading rack, something that is sure to be appreciated by anyone who loves to read. Another nice feature of the Smooth CE 3.6 is the built-in fan. This is located right in the console so that it can point directly at the user. It may seem like a small thing, but it can make a big difference in how comfortable you are when using this machine.

Excellent warranties

A strong warranty is a great thing to have on your side if you encounter problems with your elliptical machine. Smooth Fitness offers very strong warranties on its products, and the Smooth CE 3.6 is no exception. This elliptical comes with a lifetime frame warranty, five-year parts and electronics warranties, and a two-year labor warranty. All of this should help you feel pretty confident that you won’t have to worry about any repair charges coming your way if something goes wrong.

Strong support options

If you have a problem with your elliptical, the last thing you want to be dealing with is a company that is hard to contact. You won’t have this concern with Smooth Fitness, however. They offer plenty of ways to get your questions answered, including phone, email, live chat, and social media support. There are also detailed user manuals and FAQs online along with video tutorials to walk you through some basic procedures. Finally, the site has a blog dedicated to fitness-related topics, which can be very helpful to anyone looking to live a healthier lifestyle.

The Bad

Can't incline or adjust stride

Those hoping to find an elliptical that inclines to provide a little extra challenge in their workouts won’t find their match in the Smooth CE 3.6. This machine does not have the ability to incline, which is somewhat disappointing, especially for those who have gotten used to having this feature on a treadmill or another elliptical model. Another feature that is missing from the Smooth CE 3.6 is the ability to adjust the stride length to suit you. This may not affect everyone since some will be happy with the stride length as it is, but it would be nice to have the option to adjust it for those that would like to.

The Details


  • Price: $1,399

Shipping and Assembly

  • Assembly: $240
  • Front Door: Free
  • In-Home: $89
  • In-Room: $119


  • Elliptical Machine Length: 76"
  • Elliptical Machine Width: 26"
  • Incline Levels: N/A
  • Max Weight Allowed: 300 lbs.
  • Product Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Resistance Levels: 16 levels
  • Stride Length Levels: 18"


  • Electronics: 5 years
  • Frame: Lifetime
  • Labor: 2 years
  • Parts: 5 years

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